Teacher Education Standards
Admission of students to (and retention of students in) CSB/SJU Teacher Education Programs is based upon the following standards:
Demonstration of adequate knowledge and understanding of subject matter as evidenced by quality of class work and G.P.A.
- Students have an overall G.P.A. of 2.5 or above, as well as a G.P.A. of 2.5 or above among all Education courses as well as licensure content areas (endorsement area, or teaching major).
- Students have earned a grade of "C" or above in all Education/Licensure/Endorsement courses. No course will be accepted toward licensure in which the grade earned is less than "C."
2. Demonstration of adequate basic skills: quantitative, written and oral.
Students have successfully completed the writing and discussion requirements by earning a grade comparable to "C" or above in CORE 100 (or its equivalent), and a grade comparable to "BC" or above in CORE 101 (or its equivalent).
- Students have demonstrated basic skill proficiency in reading, writing mechanics and grammar, mathematics, and essay writing.
-Students may demonstrate proficiency in reading with either an ACT score of 22 or higher in Reading, OR a passing score on the MTLE in Reading.
-Students may demonstrate proficiency in writing mechanics and grammar with either an ACT score of 22 or higher in English, OR a passing score on the MTLE in Writing.
-Students may demonstrate proficiency in mathematics with either an ACT score of 22 or higher in Math, OR with a passing score on the MTLE in Math.
-Students demonstrate proficiency in essay composition by achieving a score of at least 24 points out of 30 on the Writing Assessment completed in EDUC 111.
- Students must demonstrate speech proficiency in one of the following ways:
- A transcript documenting a grade of "B" or higher in a high school speech course taken in grade 10 or higher.
- Satisfactory completion of a college level public speaking course (COMM 102, 200, or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or higher.
- Satisfactory performance on a speech given in EDUC 111 and documented by the instructor of that course.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Students seeking licensure in Communication Arts and Literature 5-12 (English majors) must complete a formal college speech course. Numbers 1 and 3 are not options for this licensure.
Demonstration of dispositional behaviors that support effective teaching. Dispositional behaviors provide evidence of:
- an intrinsic motivation and passion for learning
- healthy helping relationships with children and/or youth
- a commitment to social justice that is supported by the desire to understand and appreciate various dimensions of human diversity
- creativity and/or divergent thinking
- engagement in and promotion of positive social interaction
- effective communication
- a general sense of preparedness as illustrated by organization and planning, goal setting, follow-through, and regular as well as punctual attendance
- an altruistic desire to recognize, encourage, and/or facilitate positive growth in others
- a capacity and desire for reflection and self improvement
- a prevailing sense of honesty and integrity in dealing with others
Evidence supporting the presence of these dispositions should be found in:
- Recommendations from three faculty members
- Supervisor evaluations from field-experiences (EDUC 111, 212 or 213, Service Learning Experience and Teacher Shadow Experience)
- A structured interview with the Education Department Chair or the appropriate Director of Teacher Interns